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RA1, RA2 and RA5c: Staff and output details and Category C staff circumstances

 

Arcoumanis, C - Category : A

Research Groups:

A - Advanced Industrial Applications for Transportation (AIAT)

RA2 - Research outputs:

Number of outputs: 4

Output number: 1 of 4

Title Cavitation development in the lubricant film of a reciprocating piston-ring assembly
Output type: Journal article
Journal title: Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs., J.Engineering Tribology
Month/year of publication: June 2004
Pagination: 157-171
Volume: 218 (3)
ISSN: 1350-6501
DOI: 10.1243/1350650041323340 ?
Research group: A - Advanced Industrial Applications for Transportation (AIAT)
Co-authors: P.Dellis
Other relevant details: Invited paper for a Special issue of the Engineering Tribology Journal presenting the first ever evidence of the transient development of cavitation in engine lubricant films; this has significant potential in exploiting cavitation in the formulation of a new generation of automotive lubricants for reducing friction and wear. Confirmation of this potential comes from the on-going collaborative project with Castrol/BP using a purpose-built piston-ring assembly to characterise the performance of selected engine oils of interest to the automotive and marine industries.

Output number: 2 of 4

Title An electrostatic trap for control of ultrafine particle emissions from gasoline-engined vehicles
Output type: Journal article
Journal title: Proc.IMechE, J.Automobile Engineering
Month/year of publication: April 2005
Pagination: 535-546
Volume: 219 (Part D4)
ISSN: 0954-4070
DOI: 10.1243/095440705X6668 ?
Research group: A - Advanced Industrial Applications for Transportation (AIAT)
Co-authors: L.Rubino, J.S.Shrimpton, R.I.Crane
Other relevant details: This paper summarises some of the highlights of research performed as part of a DTI/EPSRC sponsored Foresight programme jointly with Johnson Matthey plc on the novel use of an electrostatic trap of reducing particulate emissions in gasoline engines which (i) received the 2003 Entec Medal of the Institution of Chemical Engineers for Excellence in Safety and the Environment and (ii) resulted in a patent application entitled ‘Exhaust system for combusting gasoline particulate matter’, PCT/GB02/003500 (jointly with Johnson Matthey plc).

Output number: 3 of 4

Title The potential of di-methyl ether (DME) as an alternative fuel for compression-ignition engines:A review
Output type: Internet publication
Publisher: Fuel
Publication date: 16/07/2007
ISSN: 0016-2361
URL: Original article on web ?
DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2007.06.007 ?
Research group: A - Advanced Industrial Applications for Transportation (AIAT)
Co-authors: C.Bae, E.Kinoshita , R.Crookes
Other relevant details: An extensive review of one of the most promising alternative/renewable fuel for transportation; DME has been identified as such in a major EU report authored by C.Arcoumanis in 2000. The review in Fuel is focusing on the fluid mechanics, chemical and thermodynamic aspects of the combustion of DME which, as an oxygenated fuel, eliminates the emission of particulates from reciprocating engines, thus reducing their cost and environmental impact.

Output number: 4 of 4

Title Visualisation of water droplets during the operation of PEM fuel cells
Output type: Journal article
Journal title: J.Power Sources
Month/year of publication: November 2007
Pagination: 137-148
Volume: 173 (1)
ISSN: 0378-7753
URL: Original article on web ?
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2007.04.075 ?
Research group: A - Advanced Industrial Applications for Transportation (AIAT)
Co-authors: T.Ous
Other relevant details: The paramount importance of the water transport in determining the magnitude of the cell current in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells has been confirmed through experiments in a transparent PM model. This work has focused on the water droplet formation on the surface of the gas diffusion layer and its dependence on the local airflow. The work was sponsored by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Europe and formed part of the ESRC Grant (RES-332-25-0003) on the Development and Diffusion of Fuel Cell Technology as a Disruptive Innovation.